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We made it to SWITZERLAND - the land of mountains, cheese, and chocolate where they speak German, Italian, and French.
St. Gallen, Switzerland
We are staying in St. Gallen, which is about a 1 hour train ride west of Zurich in the German speaking part of the country and is a very historic, smaller town of which we have learned ALL of the history!
During our first week of orientation, we learned that it is known as ...
... history person but it was still interesting and there were some cool exhibits where you could do hands on stuff, like make a mini hot air balloon out of a plastic bag.
Today it was still snowing and its Sunday, so nothing is open, so we decided to go for a drive south a little to Lindau. The GPS got us lost as usual and we took a detour through some tiny towns which is always fun, we got to see lots of snowy fields and grape vines. Everyone here seems ...
... sky were the same colour and pretty much blended together it looked cool.
After we had checked in we went for a walk and managed to find a café which was open for dinner. I got a sandwich and one of the best hot chocolates I've had in a long time. It was really nice and we will probably go back there. Once we walked back it was already dark and the snow is settling still, I think it could get pretty deep!
... Allmendingen to begin my reality! My final adventure for the festive season was celebrating New Year at our friend Sebastian's house in Ulm, about half an hour from Allmendingen. We all enjoyed a delicious raclette which is a traditional Swiss dish where you melt cheese and roast vegetables on a grill. A dish which my Swiss Grandpa would have been very proud to have seen me and my Aussie Bloke enjoying. When the clock struck midnight, we then got to experience a ...
... lunch, we went down to lake
constance for a walk and more looking around with photo opportunities.
awhile, we came back to the house and had Andy's (Chris's uncle) legendary
traditional fondue. Fondue is originally cheese based not chocolate! And oh my
god, it was to die for! To eat fondue, you pierce the bread with a fork and dip
it in a spirit ...